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Memorial Title

Chesterfield VAD Hospital

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque at Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield commemorating Chesterfield VAD Hospital.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Holy Trinity Church
Newbold Rd (B6051)
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 7PG

NGR:
SK 38237 71617
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The memorial is unmounted but when surveyed it was displayed in the chancel.

Previous location:
Not known, but probably at
Chesterfield Workhouse
opposite the church on
Newbold Rd.
Nearest postcode:


NGR:
Location details:
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

An unpainted oblong metal plaque with the emblem of the International Red Cross at top left and a raised inscription in upright capital decorative lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Metal 150 600 10 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THIS BUILDING WAS USED
AS AN AUXILIARY HOSPITAL
DURING THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1919.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
26th September, 1977: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334701.

10th September 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Comments
This memorial commemorates the casualties who passed through the hospital and the work of civilian volunteers during WW1.

British Red Cross documents identify two WW1 hospitals at Chesterfield. The Red Cross VAD Hospital, Trinity Institute, Chesterfield may have been at the Chesterfield Union Workhouse, later Scarsdale Hospital, opposite Holy Trinity Church on Newbold Road. This is the likely origin of the plaque. The Red Cross VAD Hospital, Ashgate House, Chesterfield, may have been at the former Chesterfield Union Children's Home near Old Brampton.

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